Thursday, 31 March 2016

Walk The Edge by Katie McGarry ~ Review & Excerpt Tour

To say I am excited about this tour is an understatement!

Ever since I received my review copy of this amazing, amazing book on March 4th yep I even remember the date that's how much of a nerd I am! I've been dying to share my thoughts on it with you guys. I can! I'm free!

Walk The Edge is the second book in Katie McGarry's YA contemporary romance Thunder Road series. (For my review of the first book in the series, Nowhere But Here, click here.)

My stop on this tour includes all the info you need about Walk The Edge, my review of the book + an awesome-sauce international giveaway that you don't want to miss out on.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out the rest of the stops on the tour!

One moment of recklessness will change their worlds. 

Smart. Responsible. That's seventeen-year-old Breanna's role in her large family, and heaven forbid she put a toe out of line. Until one night of shockingly un-Breanna-like behavior puts her into a vicious cyber-bully's line of fire—and brings fellow senior Thomas "Razor" Turner into her life. 

Razor lives for the Reign of Terror motorcycle club, and good girls like Breanna just don't belong. But when he learns she's being blackmailed over a compromising picture of the two of them—a picture that turns one unexpected and beautiful moment into ugliness—he knows it's time to step outside the rules. 

And so they make a pact: he'll help her track down her blackmailer, and in return she'll help him seek answers to the mystery that's haunted him—one that not even his club brothers have been willing to discuss. But the more time they spend together, the more their feelings grow. 

And suddenly they're both walking the edge of discovering who they really are, what they want, and where they're going from here.

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(Also if you've pre-ordered your copy of Walk The Edge, don't forget to register your pre-order to receive an exclusive Echo and Noah short story and a chance to be in the next Thunder Road novel!)

And now for my review...

How many of you have read a biker/motorcycle romance that touched your heart?

Before being introduced to Katie McGarry's Thunder Road series, my answer was "none".

Zero. Zilch. I'd only stumbled across books that used motorcycle clubs as gritty and sometimes downright disgusting backdrops for weak plots and even weaker excuses for characters. Needless to say, I used to steer far away from books that so much as mentioned the word 'bikes' in their blurbs!  

But Katie McGarry gives the concept of motorcycle clubs a measure of integrity. She gives it meaning and uses The Reign of Terror club to further develop her plot and characters. The club isn't a flimsy construction, either. It's more than a one-dimensional 'den of debauchery'. It's a family - a brotherhood - based on loyalty.

'What he doesn't see is that we're a family - the type of family that comes when called.'

The men that make up the club are, deep down, good men. They may be rough men, some hardened and hurt by life's trials, but they stand by one another. I loved that Razor had these men in his life as a support network - a network the protagonist Breanna could have used in her own life and in her own home.

'This entire building is full of men who would die for you. (...) The club has been my family, my rock, my port in a raging storm. (...) We're a family. Take care of each other like we're blood-related. There isn't a need that isn't met. Not a guy who wouldn't have my back when I'm against the ropes.'

Katie McGarry manages to present readers with a story that explores the true meaning of 'family'. 

Is family blood? It is choice? Or is it something that doesn't need to be acknowledged but is there, strong and sure, supporting you every step of the way?

I mean, there's Razor with his club family and their need for proof of his loyalty. And there's Breanna with her hectic whirlwind of a family and their need to constantly rely on her for everything. Both are used to the idea of 'family' with boundaries, with a criteria - things they have to do for others in order to receive loyalty, love, and support in return.

But together (along with their awesome group of friends) they find a type of family that is simply built around mutual friendship and love. A selfless type of family. A true type of family.

'Family. My eyes flicker up with the word and there's a sincerity in (his) face that causes a small part of my heart to ache. He means what he says. Without knowing me...without really understanding me...he's already accepted me...he's suggesting I belong. (...) Our eyes meet and I wonder if he can spot my bewilderment. It can't be that easy. Nothing is that easy. I have a huge family. People who are supposed to love me regardless, and it's never this easy.'

All in all Walk The Edge was yet another Katie McGarry journey that swept me off my feet, stole my heart, and ran away with my emotions. And if it's not on your bookshelf yet...what are you waiting for?!

Katie McGarry was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan. 

Katie is the author of full length YA novels, PUSHING THE LIMITS, DARE YOU TO, CRASH INTO YOU, TAKE ME ON, BREAKING THE RULES, and NOWHERE BUT HERE and the e-novellas, CROSSING THE LINE and RED AT NIGHT. Her debut YA novel, PUSHING THE LIMITS was a 2012 Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction, a RT Magazine's 2012 Reviewer's Choice Awards Nominee for Young Adult Contemporary Novel, a double Rita Finalist, and a 2013 YALSA Top Ten Teen Pick. DARE YOU TO was also a Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction and won RT Magazine’s Reviewer’s Choice Best Book Award for Young Adult Contemporary fiction in 2013.

Connect with Katie via her:

March 21st
Grownup Fangirl – Excerpt
Broc's Bookcase – Review
BookWorm221 – Review & Excerpt
Take Me Away To A Great Read – Review & Excerpt
Dark Faerie Tales – Review
Lost in Literature – Review & Excerpt
Always YA at Heart – Review & Excerpt

March 22nd
Letter shelves blog – Review & Excerpt
Oh My Shelves – Excerpt
Milky Way of Books – Review & Excerpt
Mary Had a Little Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Tween 2 Teen Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

March 23rd
Eye in Bookland – Review
Under the Covers – Review & Excerpt
the bookdragon – Review & Excerpt
Lost in a Book Blog – Excerpt
Emilie's Book World – Review & Excerpt
No BS Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

March 24th
Angel Reads – Review
Ineffable Book Blog – Review
LucyLicious Reads – Excerpt
YA Book Divas – Excerpt  
Movies, Shows & Books – Excerpt
Peace Love Books – Excerpt
BookCrushin – Review & Excerpt

March 25th
So Bookalicious – Review & Excerpt
LuLo Fangirl – Excerpt
Little Read Riding Hood – Review & Excerpt
Gabic Reads – Excerpt
2 Greek Girls Reading – Excerpt
Chasing Faerytales – Review
HotPressedBooks – Review & Excerpt

March 26th
Margie's Must Reads – Review & Excerpt
Girl Plus Books – Review & Excerpt
Short and Sassy Book Blurbs – Review & Excerpt
The Consummate Reader – Review & Excerpt
Curled Up and Cozy – Review & Excerpt
Becky on Books – Review & Excerpt
Brittany's Book Blog – Excerpt

March 27th
Beaut√© De Livres – Review  
Lita's Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Oh My Growing TBR – Review & Excerpt
Rachel's Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt
Have Words Will Scribble – Review & Excerpt
Cocktails and Books – Review & Excerpt

March 28th
Lazy Book Lovers – Review & Excerpt
Kindle and Me – Review & Excerpt
Crazii Bitches Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
TSK TSK What to Read – Review & Excerpt
PopKitty Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt
Confessions of a Bookfreak – Review & Excerpt
Bows & Bullets Reviews – Review & Excerpt

March 29th
The Book Hammock – Review & Excerpt
Best Book Boyfriends – Review & Excerpt
Defiantly Deviant – Review
Desert Divas Book Addiction – Review & Excerpt
Bookworm Misfit – Review & Excerpt
Bookaholics Anonymous – Review & Excerpt
Lady Amber's Reviews – Excerpt

March 30th
Pages to Explore – Review & Excerpt
The Butterfly reads – Review
Naomi’s Reading Palace – Review  
Book Angel Booktopia – Review & Excerpt
Bridget's Book Bungalow – Review & Excerpt
Nerdy Soul – Review & Excerpt
Once Upon a Twilight – Excerpt
True Story Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
behind Closed Covers – Review & Excerpt

March 31st
Coffee&Books – Excerpt
A Book Lovers Playlist – Review & Excerpt  
I Heart YA Books – Review & Excerpt
Sanaa's Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
21st Century Once Upon A Times – (you are here!)
Avid Reader Musings – Excerpt
RhiReading – Review & Excerpt

April 1st
This Literary Life – Review & Excerpt
Buttermybooks – Review
A Pair of Okies – Excerpt
Shelf_life – Review & Excerpt
PBC – Excerpt

April 2nd
BooksChatter – Excerpt
For the Love of Books and Alochol – Review & Excerpt
Book Bitches Blog – Review & Excerpt
The Cover Contessa – Review & Excerpt
Aaly and The Books – Review & Excerpt
Book Butterfly in Dreamland – Review & Excerpt
BOOKS&LOVERS – Review & Excerpt
Greyland Reviews – Excerpt

Although I was provided with a review copy by the author and/or publisher, all opinions expressed in the this post are purely my own. To find out more, please visit my disclaimer page.

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